The South Africans must be wondering how to stop Kohli and his boys from winning the series 6-0. The third ODI at Cape town again resulted in another big win for India. The Proteas will be hoping that De Villiers who is likely to play the fourth ODI will be able to stop the Indian spate of victories. The 3rd ODI played at Cape Town resulted in a big win for India by 124 runs as SA after winning the toss decided to field. Kohli who is in sublime form led from the front with a fine 160 not out as India amassed 303. The Times of India has reported that India has now taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the six-match series.

Cape Town ODI

The match played before a capacity crowd at Cape Town again resulted in an SA defeat. Captain E Markham decided to do something different and after winning the toss asked India to bat. Perhaps he was hoping his pace bowlers would be able to use the freshness of the wicket and get India out for a small total. Unfortunately, the SA attack ran into Virat Kohli, who is in sublime form on this tour. He steadied the innings with a masterly 160 not out as India amassed 303. This total was formidable, and Sunil Gavaskar wondered why the SA pace attack was ineffective. He was aided by Shikhar Dhawan who weighed in with 76.

Wrist spinners

The African team began their reply but were soon confronted by the two Indian wrist spinners Kuldip Yadav and Yuzavendra Chahal.

The South African batsmen showed the poor technique in facing them and at four batsmen were adjudged LBW. The batsmen were tied to the crease as both the spinners scalped eight wickets between them. Shaun Pollack the expert commentator wondered why Tahir the SA spinner was so ineffective compared to Indian spinning duo.

SA defeated

The match was well over before the stipulated 50 overs as SA crashed to a 124 run defeat. The SA batting is now looking to De Villiers to salvage some reputation in the 4th ODI which he will be playing. He has missed the earlier three matches due to an injury.

The two young spinners who are on their first overseas tour are the toast of the Indian team.

Ravi Shastri, the Indian coach, will be a satisfied man as both the spinners have taken 21 wickets between them in the ODI series. There are still three matches to go, and the SA team will have to perform better.


The Indian team will be playing a 20-20 overs three-match series after this ODI series and will be touring England after this SA tour. In winter this year, India will be touring Australia and Kohli, and his boys will have to perform as they are doing on these tours.